Concrete Titanium Wedding Rings
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Concrete Titanium Wedding Rings

                                                     Gotcha Concrete Ring       Being in love beckons us to be spontaneous. Some of us are perfectly fine with getting traditional wedding rings, but a growing number of couples are opting for unique rings to exchange vows with their significant other. Many of our happy couples come to us excitedly seeking our concrete and titanium wedding bands.     Truth Concrete Rings      Wedding rings are used to signify a solid commitment to someone you love. Concrete is a fitting material that we love making our custom titanium rings with, here at Minter & Richter Designs. Our in-house, concrete specialist, Elisavet, can customize your concrete wedding band with personal material. Concrete takes to a variety of colors, from black, red, blue, and many other dyes.   Night Sky Concrete Rings  Whatever your decision, we hope you love it! For more ideas about concrete and titanium styles, check out our Concrete Collection.        
Introducing Minter & Designs Meteorite Ring!
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Introducing Minter & Designs Meteorite Ring!

Meteorite: You've come a long way baby!   We're over the moon for our newest inlay material - Meteorite. A meteorite ring is the perfect way to hold a little cosmos close to your heart! Steely-gray with glowing flecks of supernova, a meteorite ring is unique and eye-catching.   FORTE: Meteorite Ring   Our Meteorite rings are handcrafted using jewelry grade pieces of Gibeon Meteorite. The Gibeon meteorite traveled through space for over four billion years before it crashed to earth as a fire ball. It was located in 1836 near Gibeon, Namibia, in South-West Africa from which it gains its name.    Gibeon meteorite is unique because it actually contains bits of supernova, Palladium-107, the second longest lived isotope. The intricate crystalline patterns within Gibeon meteorites are known as "Widmanstatten patterns", formed over millions of years of cooling. Estimates have it that in the vacuum of Space it took about 1000 years for these molten pieces of planetary core to cool by just 1 degree Celsius!   Remember that each titanium ring we make is handcrafted to order so we can set an inlay of meteorite in almost any custom titanium ring! Pinstriped edges? Sure! Glowing pink interior? Sure! We hope you'll be inspired...   DESIGN YOUR OWN METEORITE RING!
A Surprise Wedding Proposal and a Titanium Wedding Ring
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A Surprise Wedding Proposal and a Titanium Wedding Ring

Wedding proposals are always exciting and quite an endearing event when you get a chance to recount it among a circle of family and friends. Love is in the air at M&R headquarters, especially when it came time for a very special ring consultation with Erin and David.  But there are times when the romance is worth blogging about, as in the case for a darling couple, Erin and David.  And those are our favorite times of all.  First there were the clandestine emails from David to arrange champagne, to have their favorite song ready at the touch of a button and thoughts on wedding ring design for Erin.  And while we waited for the big day to come when he would fly up to Boston with his girlfriend for what she thought would just be a fun day of shopping and running around, he began the design and creation of her diamond engagement ring.  He purposefully picked a setting for her engagement ring that would stand high enough so that her Minter & Richter Designs  Wedding Band would slip perfectly beneath her engagement ring.  Engagement ring completed, he hid it away until the big day.    Erin and David elated to be together on their surprise engagement here, at Minter & Richter Designs studio, in Boston. A month or so later, the day finally came!  I’m not sure I have been that excited about a proposal since Mr. Richter proposed to me.  She had long been a fan of our rings, but I could see the surprise on her face as they walked up the stairs.  And he explained – “since we are in Boston anyway, we can just take a look and if we ever decide to get married, we will have a better idea about their rings…”  After a few minutes of chat, Margo distracted her, while David and I figured out logistics.  About a half hour into the Ring Consultation, David signaled to me that he was ready and I went to get the champagne and start the song “Favorite Person” by Jake Armerding.  As soon as I heard squeals and laughter, I knew they were ready for champagne! What a fabulous way to start the day – as well as a life together! Congratulations to Erin and David on their engagement!    Photo Credit: Margo Gabriel
Colorful Wedding Celebrations | Two Color Wedding Rings
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Colorful Wedding Celebrations | Two Color Wedding Rings

We just repainted the Minter & Richter office a brilliant shade called "Raspberry Pudding".     It's bright, warm and fun - a reflection of the mood we hope to inspire as we go about our day. In the middle of winter it's a welcome change and reminded me of how trans-formative color can be. So let's shove off with the gray to white palette of late winter and celebrate colorful weddings and two color wedding rings!                                                                                A customer once commented that "Minter & Richter are certainly not afraid of color" and I heartily agree. With our titanium ring designs we do not shy away from color, knowing how symbolic and important it can be to have two color wedding rings or two colored engagement rings, not to mention fun! Below is a bounty of colorful wedding inspiration via customers who came to us wanting to pair their favorite hues in a pair of two color wedding rings or two colored engagement rings. Enjoy!   Colorful Wedding Celebrations: PURPLE & BLUE For Shannon & Katie, combining blue and purple throughout their colorful wedding was essential. Their two color wedding rings paired blue sparkle and purple opalescent inlays. One interior we colored blue and the other purple. Their custom titanium wedding band set captured the personality and playful essence of their beautiful union!       Colorful Wedding Celebrations: RED & BLACK From their love of Doc Martin's and Tattoos, this couple made noir new again, using a classic combination with many modern twists! Their two color wedding rings paired black water buffalo horn inlay with a deep burgundy interior.               Colorful Wedding Celebrations: PURPLE, PINK & BLUE Power of three! This triad designed a colorful wedding set that looks unified from the exterior (same gray marble opalescent, three different ways) but has each of their favorite colors anodized on the interior. A great way to capture your individual essence within your partnerships!         Colorful Wedding Celebrations: "GINGER" This groom came to us wanting something with some red in it to represent he and his future wife's hair color, but also a little something to represent his much-missed homeland of Ireland. After much deliberation, "Ginger" was born into the world of two color wedding rings.     Colorful Wedding Celebrations: GREEN Jennifer & Kyle were married in the town of Fairfax amid books, games and plenty of green accents! We love the fact that the groom's grandmother sewed ties to match the groom's Jade Inlay Titanium wedding band! This colorful wedding is so full of joy :)         Colorful Wedding Celebrations: TRUE BLUE "Gotcha!" Blue Concrete Groom's Titanium Ring matched her shoes and his car. This Boston couple certainly didn't forget that "something blue" at their colorful wedding!  
Titanium Wedding Bands: More than a Trend
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Titanium Wedding Bands: More than a Trend

Before the bubbles disappear from the champagne toast to your engagement, it may seem like everyone from your future mother-in-law to your Aunt Edna is on hand to proffer their vision of your ideal wedding. While you may have to explain (more than once), your choice to hold your wedding at a zoo or why your bridesmaids will wear ties, your choice to exchange Titanium Wedding Bands can answer for itself.    Your Aunt says: A Titanium Ring isn't very traditional, now is it? Because the widespread use of titanium for jewelry has only taken off in the last two decades, some people may consider titanium wedding rings rather non-traditional. But what could be more traditional than a Titanium Ring that will maintain its shining strength and beauty generations beyond gold and silver? And starting a new tradition that doesn’t fuel civil wars or destroy ecosystems sounds like a good place to start. Titanium may be a late bloomer, but many say that had it been discovered before platinum and gold, it would be the leading jewelry material today. Your future mother-in-law says: Won’t a  Titanium Ring break your finger off? While it is true that Titanium Rings are tough, ("titanium" derives from the ‘Titans’ of Greek mythology), they are quickly and easily cut with a common ring cutter (standard equipment in hospitals) in an emergency situation. You can be assured that titanium wedding rings are made out of commercially pure titanium grades which have all the advantages of corrosion resistance and durability without the indestructible “scary”-strength we associate with aero-space titanium alloys.  Your cousin says: Titanium Rings are kind of plain, aren't they? Titanium wedding bands are some of the most innovative designs on the market. Engineers, craftsmen, and artisan jewelers have only begun to explore the possibilities of this fascinating element. It pairs beautifully with wood inlays, adding durability and strength alongside the wood’s natural beauty. Reconstituted stone, horn, and resin can also add style and color against a shining titanium backdrop. Mokume Gane combines titanium with uniquely patterned metalstock, creating modern looking rings styled in an ancient Japanese tradition. So whatever your personal style, titanium has many faces.  Your co-worker says: Titanium Rings. Don't they like make spaceships out of that? Titanium has the highest strength to weight ratio of any known element, which, along with its high melting point, is why 85% of a space shuttle’s structure is likely to be titanium. This strength and durability is what allows the kind of titanium wedding band design capabilities that would otherwise not be possible.  Completely corrosion resistant and 100% hypoallergenic, titanium is also the material of choice for surgical tools, implants, and pacemakers. Titanium has impacted mankind more positively and diversely than any other element out there. As an element that has taken us from the depths of the oceans to the outer reaches of the universe, it doesn’t get more romantic than that.
LOVESTRONG With Titanium + Precious Stone
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LOVESTRONG With Titanium + Precious Stone

Turquoise & Beyond New Stone and Wood Ring Designs For October! It's been a busy fall here at Minter & Richter and we're excited to introduce several new types of reconstituted* stone into our Titanium Ring repertoire. As you can see, it's quite an international cast!     Webbed Turquoise (Arizona, USA)       Gaspeite Titanium Ring (Gaspe Peninsula, CANADA)        Azurite Malachite Titanium Ring (New Mexico, USA)   Tibetan Turquoise (Himalayas)     *You're probably wondering how we can possibly bend and shape stone around titanium, huh? Well Scott Richter is certainly a strong man, but we use reconstituted stone for all of our inlays because it can be easily shaped and rounded within our titanium rings. Reconstituted stone is a mixture of stone and resin. We love the way it shines next to titanium or compliments different wood grains!   IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES.
Introducing Minter & Richter Gifts Collection
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Introducing Minter & Richter Gifts Collection

Customizable Map Cuff Bracelets! Abstract enough to be easily wearable, but instantly recognizable once you look more closely. The cuff bracelet pictured maps Boston Common and the streets of the Back Bay area. Cherry Wood on a white or black background. Provide us your coordinates - it's customizable!   Map Cuff Bracelet Designer: Jenn Liddiard During the next few months we will be hand-selecting artisan jewelry pieces from up and coming Boston-area artists that align with our sustainable jewelery practices and compliment our titanium rings. We immediately fell for Jenn Liddiard's intricate laser-cut wood designs inspired by nature, architecture, history and museums! Her geometric jewelry and cuff bracelets represent the best of the Boston artisan jewelry scene. Says Jenn: "“I have a habit of looking for patterns in ordinary places, like storm drains, sidewalk bricks, window grates, and fences–things that normally blend into our everyday surroundings. I like to find little bits of design that draw you in-- jewelry that encourage people to look more closely.” FREE SHIPPING On All New Jewelry and Cuff Bracelets Through October 18th! Use Coupon Code: FALLGIFT (Free Shipping to United States up to $25.) Shop Minter & Gift Collection now!
I am Titanium: Scott Richter's Journey from Custom Knives to Titanium Rings
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I am Titanium: Scott Richter's Journey from Custom Knives to Titanium Rings

Rumor has it that the man behind our titanium rings has a secret past...                                                                                                                               Scott sands a titanium ring on the lathe (Fall 2011)                           Scott's knives as featured on Knife Legends (1999). Scott became fascinated by custom knives as a teen and quickly made them his personal study.  Beginning with only the most rudimentary of tools -- a file and hacksaw -- he took on the challenge of creating a fully functioning folding knife.               Scott's 1st knife, made at Age 13 (black resin, stainless steel) and 3rd knife (California Buckeye, titanium). He sold the second one at a knife show for $20. Working in a Boston knife shop, Scott continued to hone his craft and acquire the sophisticated machinery which would allow his obsession to truly flourish.                         "Making knives is a natural response to an ancient impulse." - Scott Richter                                                                                                               "Knives divide THIS from THAT...Knives allow man to make the world he wants out of the world he has." - Scott Richter Above is an example of the intricately carved and colored folding knife that became his trademark style with partner Romas Banaitis. Using titanium, aluminum, Damascus steel and colored anodizing for special effects, the pair acquired a small, but loyal following for their work. Several of their knives were featured in the limited edition volumes of "Knives: Point of Interest" and on the custom knives site Knife Legends. Carrying such names as "The Ancus", "Spawn" and "Atlantis", their knives present folding and dual acting blades, titanium scales, and intricate carving.                                                                                               From knives to pen sets, earrings, boxes, groomsmen gifts and wedding rings, Scott has engineered and shaped titanium into the utilitarian, fantastic, and beautiful.
YOU ASK: Can Titanium Be Engraved?
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YOU ASK: Can Titanium Be Engraved?

Can Titanium Be Engraved? The answer is an emphatic "YES"! Personalized engraving can add life and soul to your titanium wedding bands.Whether it is a romantic sentiment, personal joke, or date, engraving adds a special touch that can remind each partner of their unique bond with the other. There are many ring engraving ideas for couples to explore as they consider what sort of engraving would be most meaningful for them. Engraving is the process of carving words or symbols into the interior of a titanium wedding band for a personal keepsake. Modern engraving techniques include lasers and digitalized equipment that can create detailed, complex fonts and images. Engraving is the last thing to be done after titanium wedding bands have been appropriately sized and anodized with color, as any sizing/coloring adjustments would distort or damage the engraving. Engraving costs can vary depending on the length and complexity of the phrase, the tools required, the delicacy of the ring, and the type of metal to be engraved.     Ring Engraving Ideas: ROMANTIC Titanium wedding bands with romantic engravings are the most popular choice for soon-to-be- newlyweds. Romantic choices often serve as a reminder of the wedding vows, reference the length of the desired marital commitment, or simply convey the love of the relationship:   “Together Forever" “Happily Ever After” “I Do” "Love, Honor, Cherish" “From This Day Forward” “My True Love" “This Kiss” "Friends & Lovers" "My Wish Came True"   Ring Engraving Ideas: SENTIMENTAL Sentimental engraving choices often include romantic notions with personal attachments, such as the wedding date, a couple’s initials, or a special bible verse or quote. Often serious and solemn, a sentimental engraving on titanium wedding bands reflects the integrity of a couple’s commitment, the dates and symbols that give them special identity, or the higher ideals that they aim for:   "Love never ends" 1 Corinthians 13.13 "My beloved is mine and I am his/hers"  Song of Solomon 2:16 Date of Wedding Ceremony- 02.02.12 February 2, 2012 Combined initials or first names- BN + AG Bob & Anne   Ring Engraving Ideas: PLAYFUL Couples with a playful side may opt for humorous engravings referencing a shared personal joke or goofy nicknames:   "Best Catch Ever" "Heart Thief!" "Partners in Crime" "Skidamarinkydinkydink" “Old Man” “Taken” “Put It Back On” “Nonrefundable” Ring 1: Peas/Ring 2: Carrots Ring 1: To Infinity.../Ring 2: And Beyond! "It's Dangerous to go alone! Take this."   Ring Engraving Ideas: NERDY SELECT @WIFE = '________' SELECT @HUSBAND = '_________'   Ring Engraving Ideas:  UNIQUE Unique engravings often include a combination of symbols and letters. The infinity symbol and rune symbol speak of romance to some, while others may opt for expressing their love in French, Latin, or Chinese characters. Ogham is an early medieval alphabet popular with the Pagan crowd and those looking for something more offbeat:   French - Je T'adore  (I love you) Mon Cheri (My Love) Coeurs Qui S'aiment, nul Besoin de Paroles (Hearts in love need no words)   Gaelic - Ta Gra Agam Ort ( I love you)   Italian - Ti Amo (I love you)   Latin - Amor vincit omnia (Love Conquers All)   Chinese -         Ogham -         Working together to choose an engraving phrase can help both partners to feel connected by the words/symbols they have chosen to represent their commitment to one another. And whether the choice is romantic, silly, or offbeat, what is most important is that the engraving phrase be as timeless as the couples’ love for one another. Less romantic, but equally important is the reality of double checking the spelling and spacing of the engraving phrase before sending it off to the jeweler. The end result should be titanium wedding bands with the words that spark the heart and soul of your loving union. Remember, only titanium can be engraved, not the inlay materials.  So, rings like Lake Baikal can only be engraved on the exterior.  Rings like Beaten Copper can only be engraved on the interior.  And Rings like Brushed and Naked can be engraved anywhere at all. Interested in engraving? Start by selecting your ring and choose Text or Image Engraving during the Love in Your Ring Wizard process. 

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